Eastern Conference

Star Paring Keeps Cleveland’s Title Hopes Alive

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A year ago LeBron James came as close as anyone to dragging an entire franchise to a title by himself. Monday night in Oakland, James had plenty of help. The duo of James and Kyrie Irving both poured in 41 points — becoming the first pair of teammates to register 40 point performances in a championship game in league history — provided …

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Podcast: Warriors Hoping to Close Out Series

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  The Warriors are just a win away from knocking out Cleveland in the NBA Finals for the second consecutive season. Only a pair of hurdles remain. The team will have to play Monday night without All-Star forward Draymond Green, as he drew a one game suspension after accumulating his fourth flagrant foul of the 2016 playoffs, just the second …

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Thompson and Love Looming Over the 2016 NBA Finals

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Golden State was on the verge of completing a deal to bring in the most dominant rebounder the league has seen in decades. Intense debates internally among members of the Warriors front office, as arguments became so intense NBA legend and Golden State consultant Jerry West threatened to resign if a deal was completed. Ultimately, the Warriors opted against dealing …

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Cavaliers Dominate Game 3 of Finals

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Cleveland lost the opening tip, but not much else during a critical Game 3 of the NBA Finals. With the potential of falling behind three games in the series, the Cavaliers seized control from the opening minute and never relented during a convincing 120-90 victory over Golden State Wednesday night. Such an effort was needed to derail the all-time winningest …

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Cavaliers Need Elevated Contributions from Irving

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Kyrie Irving has proven to be the barometer for success during the 2016 NBA playoffs for Cleveland. The team has captured 12 victories as it seeks the first title in franchise history, and Irving has A year ago, Golden State proved LeBron James isn’t capable of winning a championship series on his own, even though he came close. 

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Vintage Performance From Wade Keeps Miami’s Season Alive

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As Kemba Walker was making his bid to solidify himself among the stars in the NBA, Dwyane Wade reconfirmed his status among the all-time clutch playoff performers. The three-time NBA champion helped Miami stave off elimination by out dueling Walker by excelling on both ends of the floor during a potential elimination game. In front of a raucous Hornets home crowd …

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Agonizing Over the Perfect Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup

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Only 2,477 competitors are still vying for the right to be crowned the champion of champions in Yahoo! fantasy basketball. The exclusive tournament pitted over 20,000 victors of Yahoo! fantasy basketball leagues for the right to win a $40,000 grand prize. All each competitor has to do is fill out a roster — making eight selections — and have their team accumulate the highest point …

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Whiteside Deserving of Most Improved Player Award

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Hassan Whiteside has the opportunity to take out all of the frustrations on the team that rejected him several times during the opening round 2016 NBA playoffs. As the 7-foot center was scratching his way into the league, Whiteside tried out with Charlotte, his hometown team, on several occasions but was continually snubbed. Eventually, Whiteside managed to land a roster …

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Podcast: Raptors Looking for Post Season Success

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Toronto posted a franchise record for regular season victories for the third consecutive year and won its third straight Atlantic Division title, but face an uphill battle after just one game. The Raptors couldn’t find their shooting touch — or a defensive solution for Pacers All-Star Paul George — and were the only team to surrender home court advantage during the opening …

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Waiver Watch: James Contemplating Future in Cleveland

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  Once again LeBron James is toying the idea of building an elite championship contender, only the location has yet to be determined. As the Cavaliers prepare for a second straight run to the NBA Finals, some recent statements from James may reflect that he will be searching for a new home next season. James has taken to social media …

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